Oracle announced a new maintenance release for VirtualBox 5.2 series a day ago with various bug-fixes.
Changes in VirtualBox 5.2.10 include:
- VMM: Fixed missing NULL pointer check in MMIO code
- Storage: fixed having multiple NVMe controllers with ICH9 enabled
- Network: fixed wireless detection regression when bridging to adapters with unbound IP protocols
- Network: fixed VERR_INTNET_FLT_IF_NOT_FOUND when bridging to some adapters on Windows hosts
- Audio: Fixed interrupt storm in FreeBSD guests with HDA
- Keyboard: Introduced a small delay to fix old software which expects to be able to read an incoming scan code more than once
- Windows installer: Removed the “Ignore” action in the case the current VBox installation is still running, as the (successful) update will not work until a host reboot is performed
- NAT: Handle nameserver 0.0.0.0 which is a valid setting
- BIOS: INT 15h/87h service must disable A20 gate when done
- Linux Guest Additions: fix a hang starting KDE Plasma
How to Install Virtualbox 5.2.8 in Ubuntu:
1. If you’re still running with VirtualBox 5.1.x, open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T or from application launcher. Remove old Virtualbox via command:
sudo apt-get remove virtualbox virtualbox-5.1
2. Download & install the latest Virtualbox package from the link below:
[ac-button url=”https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Linux_Downloads” target=”_blank”]Download VirtualBox for Linux[/ac-button]
3. If you’ve added the Oracle VBox repository, you can directly install the 5.2 release from Synaptic Package Manager or via apt command, after removing the old version.
To add the repository, do:
Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command to add the repository:
sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian $(lsb_release -sc) contrib" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/virtualbox.list'
for Linux Mint 18.x, replace
$(lsb_release -sc) with
xenial in the code.
Setup the keyring so to trust the updates from the repository:
wget -q https://www.virtualbox.org/download/oracle_vbox_2016.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add - wget -q https://www.virtualbox.org/download/oracle_vbox.asc -O- | sudo apt-key add -
Finally install virtualbox 5.2 via commands:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install virtualbox-5.2
With the repository added, you can simply install the future 5.2 series updates via Software Updater.